The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Paul Foot Award Winner and Nominees Speak at #CIJSummer 2024

The 2024 winner of the Paul Foot Award, Tristan Kirk, the Evening Standard‘s Courts Correspondent will talk about his award-winning investigation into the Single Justice Procedure, a secretive court process where hundreds of thousands of people are convicted each year in private hearings. (Thu 4 July).

The Independent’s Health Correspondent Rebecca Thomas was shortlisted for this year’s Paul Foot Award. She will speak about exposing poor care within mental health services: from working with vulnerable victims/sources to rooting out care scandals in the famously secretive industry. (Wed 3 July).

Another 2024 Paul Foot Award nominee Antonia Cundy will talk about her new investigation into exploitation by the powerful Catholic organisation Opus Dei. (Wed 3 July).

And if you want to know about Paul Foot and why there is a journalism award named after him – don’t miss Margaret Renn, the author of a brand new book about Foot, talking to Christopher Hird about the man himself. (Wed 3 July).

Tristan Kirk

Tristan Kirk has been a dedicated court reporter for more than a decade and the Evening Standard’s courts correspondent since 2016. He reports each day on the high-profile, important, and unusual cases coming out of London’s criminal and civil courts, as well as chronicling parts of the justice system that exist under a veil of secrecy.

Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca Thomas is the Independent’s Health Correspondent. A health journalist for eight years, she has a particular focus on patient safety. In 2022 Rebecca won the Health and Science Journalism award at the British Media Awards for her “proper revelatory journalism” in her coverage of the worsening A&E crisis in the NHS.

Antonia Cundy

Antonia Cundy is a multi award-winning special investigations reporter at the Financial Times, focused on exposing abuses of power. Before joining the FT in 2022, Antonia worked as a freelance foreign correspondent and investigative reporter.

Margaret Renn

Margaret Renn is a writer and journalist. She worked alongside the investigative journalist Paul Foot on Socialist Worker and then at the Daily Mirror from the early ‘80s until 1993. She has since worked at the BBC and produced radio documentaries for Radio 4 and the World Service, including programs on Lockerbie and on corruption.

Christopher Hird

Christopher Hird founded Dartmouth Films in 2008, to pioneer new ways of funding, producing and distributing documentaries. A former investment analyst in the City, he worked as a journalist on the Economist, Daily Mail, New Statesman and Sunday Times (as the editor of Insight), before becoming a television reporter and producer.
Published: 21 Jun 2024